Types of Roofing Materials You Can Choose

When it comes time for a new roofing installation, that are countless options for you to choose from. The experts at “This Old House” give great insights in the accompanying video so be sure to check that out as well.

There are 3 main types of roofing materials discussed in this video: asphalt, wood, and metal.

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Asphalt rooves are by far the most common type due to their cost-effectiveness, color, and style options in combination with their average lifespan. Next, come wood shingles. These shingles are typically made out of cedar though other woods can be used. When treated and installed correctly, you may be able to get up to 50 years of life out of them but at a price point of more than double that of an asphalt roof. The pricing is affected by not only the weight of the material and the time it takes to install but also the use of additional materials needed to lift them off of the substrate and ensure accurate ventilation. Finally, metal rooves are by far the most expensive and the most durable. These roofs can last up to 100 years due to their covered seems and vertical construction. Click the video to learn more now!.

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